Sept. 7--Eagle Rock, caves etc, via Musch and Cheney Trail--a little exploration

Reviving hikes cancelled by other Meetup hike leaders, #2


My friend Dean had a hike scheduled for this evening here, but this morning I got an email from him postponing it for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I have made other plans already for then, so TIME FOR A FLASH HIKE TODAY, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH!


Please arrive at 4:45, and hike starts at 5 pm SHARP!!!


We will go from the parking lot north on the Musch trail to Musch Camp. Somewhere from here there is a trail leading to Cheney Trail, which connects to the Eagle Rock loop trail just east of the rock. So there will be a little exploration on the route between Musch and Cheney trail. If it looks too difficult, we can always backtrack and take the Musch trail up to the Eagle Rock fireroad and to the rock.

Relax.....



We will meet at the restrooms in the big parking lot.

There are flush toilets and water fountains there.

BRING 3 TO 4 LITERS OF WATER, AS IT IS EXPECTED TO HIT 85 DEGREES

BRING MUNCHIES, DRINKS TO SHARE, ETC FOR THE 45 MINUTES OR SO WE WILL ROOST ON EAGLE ROCK

Sunset is 7:10 pm


DIRECTIONS:

I recommend taking the 101 freeway to Topanga Canyon, taking the southbound exit and driving 7 or 8 miles over the hill and to the Topanga State Park entrance sign which is at Entrada Road. Then drive up the hill on Entrada and it leads into the parking lot.


Normally, you have to pay $12 to $15 to park, but if you park on the streets leading into the park, parking is free. BUT: MAKE SURE YOUR TIRES ARE ALL TO THE RIGHT OF THE WHITE LINE OR THE COPS WRITE TICKETS!


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BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water (1 LITER PER HOUR OF HIKING), hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF:  by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

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  • Teresa

    Sorry to have run late and missed everyone at the start, but it was all worth in the end. Great group of people and amazing views.

    September 8, 2013

  • Nancy F

    Hey Rex...how long is the hike? Woodland Hills 99 degrees...Malibu high 80's...Topanga Canyon?

    September 7, 2013

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      the latest weather report said 85 degrees. I am expecting the hike to be around 5 to 6 miles maximum. We are taking a portion of the Musch ranch/Backbone trail but will divert north to the Cheney trail which follows the north ridgeline of the canyon. I have not hiked this north section but have really good aerial and topo maps showing where it is. So please come.

      September 7, 2013

    • Nancy F

      Marie and I will be there :).

      September 7, 2013

  • Ann

    I really want to do the one tmrw but have a conflict, looks like it meets every week, so hope to do it next Sunday!

    September 7, 2013

  • Caroline

    How difficult this hike is?

    September 7, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Is the hike today Sat or Sunday?

    September 7, 2013

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      I am leading a hike to Eagle Rock on Saturday and to Temescal canyon and Skull Rock on Sunday

      September 7, 2013

  • Caroline

    How difficult this hike is?

    September 7, 2013

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